Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich has spoken to the Polish press ahead of the international games against Czech Republic and Portugal.
Poland are first playing the friendly on Thursday, and then travel to face Cristiano Ronaldo’s side for the UEFA Nations League next Tuesday.
Klich has explained the importance these games will have for the team, and the efforts they will make for manager Jerzy Brzęczka, who is still to win a game after four matches in charge of the squad.
“This is a friendly match, but because we have not yet won a match under Brzęczka, we will do everything to come on top this time.” (via TVN24)
“The match against Portugal will be valid in conjunction with the first basket of the Euro draw. I hope that we will go to Portugal and we will show a better side than in Chorzów. It would be nice to bring points from there.”
Klich spent the first six months of the year on loan at Dutch side FC Utrecht.
He’s enjoyed his return to Leeds United partly down to the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa, who’s made him a starter in the team. The midfielder has praised the Argentine manager, saying he’s the one who helped him on his return to Elland Road.
“For sure Bielsa’s coaching helped me. He opened my eyes to a few things and showed me that I can play high-level football. On the pitch, however, I answer for myself. I think I showed that I deserve to get a chance again in the national team.”